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Architect Couples At Home

When architects fall in love, designing their own home can be both rewarding and challenging feats. Through compromise and collaboration, these couples successfully made their dream home a reality.
November 11, 2013
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6 Rainscreens We Love

Rainscreens are the modern architect's best friend. In addition to protecting structures from moisture, these application let designers experiment with an array of facade treatments. Six Dwell favorites are highlighted in the following slideshow.
October 1, 2013
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Modern High-Rise Town House in Tel Aviv

Six stories high, crowned with a pool, and with a direct lineage back to the Bauhaus, a new town house in Tel Aviv manages to both embrace and provide refuge from the teeming Israeli city.
September 27, 2013
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5 Bold and Modern Glass Facades

These bold and modern facades take transparency—and creative use of common materials—to the next level.
September 7, 2013
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Angular Multi-Generational Home in Washington

For many baby boomers, "retirement" is just a long way to spell "the end." This wasn't the case for Mike and Fiona Goodchild, a pair of retiring Scottish UCSB professors who wanted a home that would easily adapt to meet their changing needs while helping future generations meet theirs. After purchasing a tear-down house next to their adult daughter's home and family in 2010, the Goodchilds connected with a pair of architects who shared their sensibility. The resulting Burke-Gilman Bike Trail house, named for the Seattle recreational footpath which it overlooks, is the playful embodiment of sustainability. From the adaptable office space upstairs to the back entry that has been designed for conversion into a wheelchair path, the house is as changeable as it is comfortable.
September 4, 2013
Despite new owners and a newly designed roof, the House of Earth + Light remains a modern monument to the elements.

Modern Phoenix: 5 Houses We Love in Arizona

“The uniqueness of the horizon and the desert light encouraged everybody to try something different,” says architect Will Bruder of Phoenix, Arizona, his adopted hometown. With that in mind, we take a tour through five of the most innovative modern houses in the city.
August 19, 2013
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6 Striking Modern Home Facades Part Two

While the saying, "It's what's inside that counts" certainly rings true, the exterior matters just as much with these six homes garbed with striking facades. See Part One here.
August 18, 2013
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6 Striking Modern Home Facades

While the saying, "It's what's inside that counts" certainly rings true, the exterior matters just as much with these six homes garbed with striking facades.
August 13, 2013
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Traditional on the Outside, Modern in the Inside: 6 Homes We Love

These six homes are contemporary gems in disguise: traditional on the outside, but strikingly modern within.
August 9, 2013